He was charged with murder, aggravated defilement, and child trafficking.
MASAKA - Joseph Nuwashaba, the man who allegedly raped and beheaded a four-year-old girl in Kijjabwemi village in Masaka city, has made his first appearance in court since the arrest.
The 22-year-old Nuwashaba appeared before Grace Wakooli, the Grade One Magistrate.
He was charged with murder, aggravated defilement and child trafficking.
Nuwashaba was expected to arrive at 3pm but the session delayed up to 5pm when he arrived from Kampala guarded by armed detectives.
It is alleged that on September 13, Nuwashaba lured Faith Kyamagero from her parents' home with intent to traffic her.
He later allegedly turned against the girl and raped her before beheading her and abandoning the headless body in the bush.
Nuwashaba is said to have transported the girl's head as a purported gift to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.
The following day, Nuwashaba was arrested by the Parliament security team who handed him to the Police to conduct investigations.
Nuwashaba was not allowed to take plea since the nature of his case can only be tried by High Court.
"You are hereby remanded until October 12, 2020," Wakooli told Nuwashaba.